We discuss the 1958 film The Blob, often cited as the film debut of Steve McQueen. What is it about this independent film about a strange visitor from another planet — one that immediately starts growing and consuming every living thing it encounters — that continues to command attention today? We discuss Steve McQueen (27 here but playing a teenager), teen gangs of monster movies, and blazing 1950s color.
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The Team: Hosted by Jason Henderson, one of the writers for Bungie's Destiny 2 and creator of the HarperTeen novel series Alex Van Helsing; Featuring Drew Edwards, creator of Halloween Man; Tony Salvaggio, lead singer of the band Deserts of Mars, lead guitarist of the band Rise from Fire, and co-creator of Clockwerx from Humanoids; attorney Julia Guzman of Guzman Immigration of Denver; and Jamie Bahr, lead singer and upright bassist of the rock and roll band Danger*Cakes.